Tenenbaum, Mordecai

(1916–43)
   Ghetto hero. A leading member of the Polish Hechalutz Zionist group before World War II, Tenenbaum was active in the Jewish resistance movement under the Nazi occupation. In November 1942, he developed the Jewish fighting organization in Bialystok and led the ghetto revolt there the following August. After three days of fighting, the ammunition was finished and he killed himself rather than be captured by the Germans. The archives and diaries he kept in Bialystok survived, and are preserved in the Yad ve-Shem Holocaust library in Jerusalem.

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